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Glenageary

Map of Glenageary

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This map od Glenageary is centered on UpperGelnageary Road with Killiney to the east.

 
 
 
 

Glenageary (Gleann na gCaorach in Irish, meaning "Glen of the Sheep") is an area in the suburbs of South County Dublin, Ireland; officially part of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county council area.

While there is no officially defined boundary, it is surrounded by the areas of Sallynoggin, Dalkey, Killiney and Glasthule. The Church of Ireland does have a defined boundary for the Parish of Glenageary.

Glenageary is considered a quiet, peaceful and upmarket suburb of South County Dublin and consists mostly of private dwellings with shops and some amenities in places.

History

Until the late 1940's, Glenageary, like much of the southern county, consisted mostly of a handful of large manored estates - each comprised of a large house, some woodland and cultivated or landscaped fields. Since then it has been extensively developed and redeveloped such that the majority of the original manors have been demolished and low density housing developments built. This trend was reinvigorated during the Celtic Tiger period, with its resulting housing boom, such that many large gardens from earlier developments are now built upon. Little now remains of Glenageary's recent semi-rural past and there is no hint of the former sheep from which it gained its name.

Glenageary has one church, namely St Pauls, which is part of the Anglican (Church of Ireland) tradition and reflects the religious make-up of the past community. It was opened in 1868.

Famous Residents & Infamous Events

Sinead O'Connor and her novelist brother Joseph O'Connor spent some of their early lives in Glenageary.

The former Church of Ireland Archdeacon of Dublin, Gordon Linney, was rector of St Pauls, Glenageary for twenty-four years and a local resident. Previous rectors have also been similarly promoted - to bishop; John Duggan (Tuam) and Noel Willoughby (Cashel & Ossory) and to archbishop; Dr. Walton Empey (Dublin).

In 1999, a teenage resident, Raonaid Murray, was murdered near her home. This has remained unsolved despite a number of appeals by the Gardai.

Transport

The area is served by Bus Átha Cliath buses, including the 7, 8, 45A, 59, and 111 although these vary in frequency and service periods. Glenageary has its own railway station which is served by Iarnród Éireann's DART service.

 
 
 
 

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